Tonight-More Gravy and Potatoes?? Yes Please!!
Feb. 17, 2012 12:02 pm
Updated: Feb. 17, 2012 12:14 pm
So I deveolped this recipe in my head based off a sheppards pie recipe my ex-boyfriends mom use to make. But I jazzed it up and I like to call it "The Poor Man's Rich Casserole". I know, I am a dork.
Here's how it goes- I brown my hamburger with season salt, garlic powder, black pepper and some onion. While I am doing this I make some instant mashed potatoes. What happens next is a well tuned orchestra of time and cooking magic. In no particular order I
will make my potatoes by adding extra butter and substituting a little more milk for the water. As soon as they get done and while they are still pipping hot I add a some flavored cream cheese, like half of a small container. I have used onion and chive and
I am going to try a new garlic flavor tonight specifically for cooking. Set the potatoes aside, but only after trying a bite to ensure their goodness. Then I make some gravy. I have used canned and spiced it up, but tonight I am going to try 2 gravy packet,
an au jous, and a brown gravy. When the gravy is being made I will add extra beef boullion and also some worchestershire sauce. Maybe a dash of garlic powder or onion powder depending on the flavor. I am always a firm believer that you need to try your recipe
as you are cooking it.
SO, now everything is prepared. Now we need to turn it into a casserole. I take my larger casserole dish and put the hamburger and the gravy in the bottom (you should probably spray with cooking coating) and mix it all together. Then I take a can of cream corn
and a can of regular niblets and mix them in a bowl and pread them over the beef and gravy mixture. Finally I spoon my potatoes on top and make a smooth topping for my delicous casserole. I usually leave just a little bit of space around a couple of the edges
for heat and air. Then I stick it in the oven on 350-375 and bake that baby until everything is heated thru and the potatoes are starting to get a little crispy brown. About 45 or so minutes depending on your oven.
I have only made this once before but it was amazing. I am making some changes to the recipe this time by switching up the gravy combination, by using a combo of niblet corn and cream corn, and also by using the garlic cream cheese as opposed to the chive and
onion. I think it will be good. With these ingrediants, how can it be bad. I may be a poor man but I will definnitely feel rich by eating this delight!!!
Note: I realize there is a theme to my food so far-mainly potatoes, corn, beef, and gravy. Stay tuned. I will switch it up. Promise!